When it comes to your home, you always want the best materials, inspections, and contractors used because it's where you live and where you spend most of your time. The expectation for quality should also be applied to asbestos testing your home. Your health should always be a priority, and it’s essential to get a quality asbestos test done for your home to determine if you have asbestos, mitigation strategies on how to deal with it, and for eventual asbestos abatement. Despite its importance, it can be difficult to determine which asbestos testing companies you should rely on, as they all provide the same service. Below, we outline the features and qualifications you should look out for when looking for asbestos testing in Toronto. After reading this blog, you will see why Inch by Inch Inspections is the best company for asbestos testing and abatement.
One of the best ways to find professional asbestos testing companies in your area is by looking up their reviews online. Several different websites can be used to look up reviews, comments, and ratings of these businesses, such as Yelp, Google, and local job boards for local contractors. References from neighbours and friends can also be valuable, as chances are that if they did a good job for them, it’s likely they’ll do the same for you.
When looking at user reviews, there are a few items to take a look at. How long did the asbestos testing take during the inspection? Were they easy to get hold of and provide regular updates through the process?
What information did the asbestos testing report provide? The responses to these answers can be found in user reviews and are crucial to finding a good asbestos testing company. User reviews are a great reference to check if asbestos testing companies follow up on the deliverables they’ve promised on their websites.
When looking at reviews, check which type of client is leaving the reviews. If you’re looking for a homeowner looking to get an asbestos test complete for your home, check to see if other homeowners or residential clients have left reviews. Likewise, if looking to get a test done for your commercial building, check to see reviews left by other facility managers. Depending on your needs, look for the user reviews which most closely match your requirements.
Be cautious of trusting the reviews on the company’s website as they will not post any negative reviews or criticisms. It’s always best to ensure that a third-party app can verify the customers and the reviews.
Experience and Knowledge
When looking for an asbestos testing company, the two factors which usually differentiate between good and poor companies are their experience and knowledge. Asbestos testing companies with lots of experience often have more knowledge on where to look for asbestos in your home, abatement techniques, provide better reports and guide you along the process. The last thing you want is to hire a company that’s still learning how the process works itself.
Experience doesn’t always equate to knowledge in asbestos testing, but it usually does and is a safe bet to make when hiring a company. Like Inch by Inch Inspections, companies with decades of experience have come to find patterns in where asbestos may be located and can provide excellent abatement strategies to minimize damage and the hassle to your home.
When looking for a company and evaluating its experience and knowledge, it's important to verify where their experience has mainly been, meaning residential, commercial, industrial, etc. If you’re a homeowner and looking to conduct an asbestos test for your home, you don’t want to hire a company with strictly commercial experience and has never done a home inspection before. On-top of risking not being able to detect asbestos in certain areas, abatement strategies are heavily dependent on the location they’re in. Residential abatement strategies often keep in mind that tenants will be living in this space. In contrast, commercial abatement strategies include working at night when there are no people in the building. Find an asbestos testing company that has experience in the application you’re looking for.
Are They Certified
One of the easiest ways to find an authentic, professional asbestos testing company is to check if they have the appropriate certification. Anyone who participates in Type-3 abatement work must have the training and be certified to do this kind of work. Certification is required by OSHA and involves a written test that highlights the dangers of asbestos and best practices in the abatement process.
We are proud to be a certified professional asbestos testing company serving homeowners in Toronto and GTA.
Trust The Certified Experts At Inch By Inch Inspections
Your home is where you’ll spend most of your time, and it’s essential to make sure that the air you breathe is safe and clean. Asbestos testing is essential to perform in any home, regardless of age or construction. There are hundreds of asbestos testing companies in each region, and it can be challenging to determine which one is the best to choose.
However, by looking through customer reviews, asking questions to assess their experience and knowledge, and asking for certification, you can confidently decide which company will be best to provide asbestos testing for your home.
At InchbyInch Inspections, we have decades of experience, hundreds of great customer reviews, and all certified professionals who can help you ensure that your buildings and people are safe. Call us today at 416-568-9702 or 888-445-0737.